IESA is very proud to announce its new partnership with AIKA. Our Bachelor and MBA students have a unique opportunity to be part of this new training program geared towards new technologies in the arts & luxury industries.
AIKA and IESA have already been collaborating closely for the last 4 years whereby AIKA has trained our international students via projects, internships and full-time work opportunities. One of our alumni from the Bachelor program, Emeline Bonnard, is currently working for AIKA and is facilitating our collaboration.
More specifically, this partnership will enable our new Bachelor in Arts Management program to thrive. Our new pedagogical program powered by AIKA includes theoretical and practical training including projects and hands-on workshops on the Metaverse, WEB3, NFTs, & blockchain. Students will be confronted with this ecosystem of new players in the arts industries and will hone skills for job opportunities in art & tech such as the Chief Metaverse Officer.
Ke Ma, Student of our MBA in Arts&Cultural management program
AIKA is a Strategy & Art Connection consulting platform. Through the development of vibrant strategies integrating Art, and interconnected with Digital and Asia, our clients (Corporates, Private/Public institutions and Individuals) can benefit from an exclusive positioning and can offer their own clients innovative and differentiating experiences into the Art world.
AIKA was founded in 2019 by Aimie Ferry-Sauvaire and Karen Levy, 2 experts in Marketing Innovation and Art with intimate connections to Digital and Asia.
About Karen Levy
Karen Levy is a committed figure in the Art & Tech world.
She has developed a strong expertise working for several years at art galleries (Shanghart Gallery), then moved to London to work at the major auction houses Sotheby’s (Sotheby’s Private Client group, co-creating the young collectors events).
Also previously she was at Phillips auction house to develop the Asian department (strategies and positioning in Asia).
She spent two years in China to coordinate the successful “Art for the World” a sculpture exhibition with the Chinese government during the Shanghai world expo 2010.
Apollo 40 under 40 under the Art x Tech, 2022
On the board of Serpentine Future Contemporary
All Women NFT board
Advisors for tech startup
Speaker at Sotheby's institute, NYU, IESA Arts&Culture, American Alliance Museums summit
Since 2017, after her career in the art world Karen has decided to focus on her family’s collection and entrepreneurial projects around Art and Tech.
She is the co-owner of a major Chinese contemporary art collection with her family DSLcollection (since 2005), among others she is managing the digital projects and the integration of new tech for the collection.
About Aimie Ferry-Sauvaire
Aimie is a committed figure in Art & Tech world and act as accelerator to take projects from ideas to reality. Aika integrates new technologies to make Art accessible to everyone from anywhere. Pioneer in the use of tech in the Art world, AiKa creates virtual reality experiences and NFTs shows on the Metaverse with world-renowned Cultural institutions and artists (3ème Scène de l’Opéra de Paris, Pingshan Museum, DSLcollection, New York University, etc). Players can navigate, interact with the artworks directly, and enjoy game-like fully immersive experiences with VR headset across the world.
This partnership AIKA-IESA will build the first pedagogical program in Europe dedicated to art & luxury in the metaverse.
The pedagogical program trains students to enter the art and tech industries with expertise in project management, connoisseurship, sales, and curatorial practice.
AIKA will provide masterclasses to all IESA students and the MBA in Arts & Luxury management students will engage in hands-on workshops on the metaverse.